Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau Trains

Asakusa Line 1,435mm Gauge [Directly operated by Keihin Electric Express Railway and Keisei Electric Railway].

5300 class

001s-37 021s-37 014s-36 013s-45
5303F 5303F 5318F 5320F
Type 5300 (Asakusa Line, 8-car fixed formation, car length 18m)
The Type 5300 operates on the Asakusa Line. 216 cars in 27 8-car trains are in service. The main circuit control system uses VVVF in verter control with GTO elements manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, and 1C4M control (four units per car), in which one inverter drives four cage-type three-phase AC induction motors ( 165kW). The brake system is an electric command air brake with a regenerative brake and a delay-loading control system.
The train operates on the Keisei Electric Railway Oshiage Line and main line between Oshiage and Keisei Narita stations, all lines of the Hokuso Line of Hokuso Electric Railway, the Keikyu Main Line and Kurihama Line between Sengakuji and Misakiguchi stations, and all lines of the Airport Line and Zushi Line. The train’s MT ratio is 4M4T.


5500 class

058-5 On December 6, 2016, the Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau announced the introduction of the new Type 5500 train to the Toei Asakusa Line. The body is made of stainless steel, the exterior has a “dignified and dynamic design” with a modern arrangement of Kabuki shading, and the interior has a “Japanese atmosphere” with Yose-komon patterns on the seats. The control system is VVVF control using silicon carbide (SiC), and the maximum speed will be 120km/h, 10km/h higher than the current 5300 type.
This series will be introduced 8 cars (1 8-car formation) in FY2017 and 56 cars (7 8-car formations) in FY2018, and will be increased sequentially thereafter to replace all 216 cars (27 8-car formations) of the Type 5300 trains currently in operation on the Asakusa Line.
Magome Rolling Stock Inspection and Training Center


Mita Line 1,067mm gauge [Direct service: Tokyu Meguro Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line].

6300 class

010s-45 004s-42 051s-33 016s-26
6311F 6313F 6326F 6328F
Type 6300 (Mita Line, 6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
The 6300 class trains on the Mita Line interchange with the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line and Tokyu Meguro Line, and are equipped for one-man operation using ATC andATO devices. The main control system is a VVVF inverter control system using GTO thyristor elements manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric for the first class cars and by Hitachi for the second class cars. The third-unit cars will be equipped with a VVVF inverter control system using Mitsubishi’s IPM-IGBT elements. All the train sets are located at the Shimura Rolling Stock Testing and Inspection Center.

6500 type

059-4 Type 6500 (Mita Line, 8-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau announced that they will introduce a new type of train, Series 6500, to the Mita Line of Toei Subway. It is scheduled to be put into service in 2022. The 6500 Series will have eight cars, two more than the previous six-car trains. The Mita Line is scheduled to start direct service with the Sotetsu Line in the second half of fiscal 2022 via the Tokyu Meguro Line and other lines. As the number of passengers is expected to increase, the Tokyu Meguro Line, Toei Mita Line, Metro Nanboku Line, and Saitama Rapid Transit Line are scheduled to be fully upgraded to 8-car trains, and the Series 6500 is designed to accommodate this change.

space800-6Shinjuku Line 1,372mm Gauge [Direct: Keio Electric Railway].

10-000 type and 10-300 type

015s-38 002s-33 018s-32 019s-42
10-220F (4th car updated in 2009) 10-230F (4th car updated in 2009) 10-260F(8th train) 10-319F(10-300R)
017s-33 012s-41 020s-30 047s-31
10-339F(10-300R) 10-390F 10-450F 10-489F
Type 10-000 (Shinjuku Line, 8-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
The prototype and the 1st to 7th cars of the 10-000 Series use armature chopper control, while the 8th car, the last in the series, uses armature chopper control with GTO thyristor elements and has a DC DC direct-wound electric motor as the main electric motor. The maximum operating speed is 75km/h on the Shinjuku Line (between Motoyawata and Sasazuka Station) and 110km/h on the Keio Line (between Sasazuka and Hashimoto Station).


Type 10-300 and 10-300R (Shinjuku Line, 8-car and 10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
This train can be roughly classified into two types: the 10-300 type, in which all 8 cars are newly built, and the 10-300R type, in which only the first car is newly built (the intermediate car is the existing 10-000). The control system is the same as that of JR East’s E231 Series 500 and 800, using a VVVF inverter control system with three-level IGBT elements manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and a cage-type three-phase AC induction motor. The train is also equipped with a Train Information Management System (TIMS), which interfaces with each piece of equipment to simplify inter-car wiring and outfitting and reduce the weight of the train. The pantograph is the first single-arm type to be used on the Toei Subway.


Oedo Line 1,435mm gauge [Linear system].

Type 12-000

009s-41 Type 12-000 (Oedo Line, 8-car fixed formation, car length 16.5m)
The main electric motor of the Type 12-000 is a three-phase linear induction motor (120 kW) of the TLIM-12 type, which is unique in the structure of linear motors on the car, and the reaction plate is laid on the track. It has a train MT ratio of 1:1, a starting acceleration of 3.0 km/h/s, and operates as a one-man operation using ATC andATO devices.

space800-6Arakawa Line 1,372mm gauge [track line].

055s-29 038s-20 053s-31 037s-25
7001 7003 7007 7008
025s-31 005s-36 035s-19 031s-25
7010 7013 7016 7018
040s-30 045s-42 046s-40 049s-30
7020 7022 7023 7024
041s-30 022s-26 039s-33 030s-32
7024 7027 7029 8502
029s-41 008s-37 042s-39 023s-33
8504 8504 8505 8505
034s-21 050s-31 043s-35 033s-29
8802 8804 8806 8807
044s-37 054s-31 052s-29 048s-31
8808 8809 8810 9001
7000 type, 7500 type, 8500 type, 8800 type, 9000 type (Arakawa Line, 1-car train, 13m long)
The Arakawa Line is a track line that runs 12.2 km between Waseda and Minowabashi Stations in 53 minutes. In Tokyo, Tokyu Setagaya Line and Toden Arakawa Line are still in operation as track car lines. The Arakawa Line has been operated by a one-car train since 1978.

The 7000 class is called car No. 7001-7025, and the 7500 class is called car No. 7026-7039.
The 8500 type is car No.8501-8505, and the 8800 type is car No.8801-8807.
Car No. 9001 to 9002 are used for the 9000 class.

The 7000/7500 class shown in photo (1) to (15) was introduced in 1954, and the bogies of the newly built cars were D18 type. The motor output is 60kw x 2 DC DC direct-wound mot ors, and the drive system is a suspension type single-stage reduction spur gear system.

The 8500 class shown in photos (16) to (20) was introduced in 1990 as the first new model in 28 years.
The 8800 class in photos (21)~(27) started operation in April 2009.
The 9000 class in photo (28) has been in service since March 2010.
The control system uses IGBT-VVVF inverter control manufactured by Toyo Denki Mfg. The driver’s cab is equipped with a single-axle, two-handle mast controller. The manufacturer is Aruna Sharyo.
Type 9000 in the photo (28) was introduced as an event train in 2007. This is a two-axle bogie electric passenger car made of all-steel and has a speed limiter to prevent acceleration over 40km/h.


056s-29 The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation will introduce two new “Type 8900” cars for the Toden Arakawa Line on September 18, 2015. 8900 cars will have a straight line design and will be painted orange in the front and under the windows based on white. Two more cars, one in blue, one in rose red and one in yellow, are scheduled to be introduced by fiscal 2016. Inside the cars, the aisles near the entrances and exits have been widened for smoother movement inside the cars, and vertical handrails have been placed throughout the cars. The hangers near the entrances and exits and the exit buttons have been added, and a two-screen LCD monitor has been installed behind the driver’s seat.
VVVF control system is adopted for the control system, and LED is used for the interior lighting to save energy. The manufacturer is Aruna Sharyo, which plans to introduce six cars (blue and rose red) by the end of FY2015 and two cars (yellow) by the end of FY2016, replacing eight existing Type 7000 trains.
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Type 7500 on display in the east plaza of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Musashi Koganei) (Year of manufacture: 1962)
This train started in front of Shibuya station and ran to Shimbashi, Hamacho Nakanobashi, and Kanda-Sudacho. It belonged to Aoyama office – Yanagishima office – Arakawa office. Toei Toden was abolished in order from 1963 except Arakawa line.